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Other Names for this Disease
- Azoospermia obstructive and chronic sinopulmonary infections
- Barry Perkins Young syndrome
- Sinusitis-infertility syndrome
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cystic fibrosis, including bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and obstructive azoospermia (a condition in which sperm are produced but do not mix with the rest of the ejaculatory fluid due to a physical obstruction, resulting in nonexistent levels of sperm in semen) . The condition is usually diagnosed in middle-aged men who undergo evaluation for infertility. Although the exact cause has not been identified, it is believed to be a genetic condition. At this time, there is no known effective treatment or cure for Young syndrome.Young syndrome is a condition whose signs and symptoms may be similar to those seen in
Last updated: 6/24/2009
- Barker AF. Chapter 90 - Bronchiectasis, Atelectasis, Cysts, and Localized Lung Disorders. Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier; 2007;
- Young Syndrome. OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). March 9, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=279000. Accessed 6/24/2009.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Young syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Young syndrome. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.